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Big Fish.

i saw big fish, the new tim burton film.

i could write a long post about this film, but i won't. instead, i want you to picture a chocolate eclair that would take you two hours to eat. it's got that fluffy pastry, the whipped cream, and chocolate, maybe a bit of confectionery sugar, and is just so very very sweet. you can see the entire eclair when you look at it: there are no surprises. it will end with that sugar rush, perhaps even with a hidden pocket of extra sugariness to cause your eyes to water up, or your gag reflex to kick in. you begin to eat this eclair, fast or slow, it doesn't matter, because it'll take you around two hours, and it will be sweet, but with every bite you take, you realise that there's no texture to this puffy pastry, nothing hidden beneath it's sugar outside. you will eat it, and at the end, feel slightly ill because, you know, it was a lot of eclair to force down your throat. then, perhaps as pearl jam kicks into one of their heavy, ponderous ballads, you'll look around and remark to your companion that, honestly, you're still hungry and it doesn't feel like you had a thing.

this is big fish.

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ceret
Mar. 5th, 2004 05:23 am (UTC)
LOL! Best (and most accurate) review so far.

I was underwhelmed by the book when I read it a few years back.
benpeek
Mar. 5th, 2004 08:05 pm (UTC)
thank you.

i should get a high paying job doing this, i think. at least as much as tim burton got for making the film...

i wouldn't touch the book after this film. luckily, i didn't have much desire to read it beforehand. (actually, i had none.) i do wish ewan mcgregor would go back to being interesting...
ironed_orchid
Mar. 5th, 2004 08:57 am (UTC)
I haven't seen it yet, but I love your review, it's applicable to a lot of films I can think of.

But what I dislike even more is when you get served a lackluster unimaginative and often stodgy meal, and then finish it off with a rich and sugary dessert, so you leave thinking: "yeah, that was really good, I must tell people to eat there".
benpeek
Mar. 5th, 2004 08:06 pm (UTC)
i would've liked a stodgy meal with this, i think. it would've given me something to kick around. a couple of kicks with that eclair and it broke apart and wasn't any fun.
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